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The Los Angeles Animation Festival


For 2 days in October, Hollywood gets its first animation festival in over five years – The Los Angeles Animation Festival (Oct.20-21 2007) at the Silent Movie Theatre (611 N. Fairfax Ave., near Melrose Ave., in Los Angeles).

“A festival run by animators for animators.” That’s how festival organizer Miles Flanagan describes his ambitious event.

The weekend will include world premiere screenings (FANTASTIC LALOUX), Gala tributes (Fantastic Planet) and guest speakers including musician Sean Lennon and director Michele Civetta. Every screening is followed by a catered networking party (in the theatre’s Spanish patio). Also of note, my good friends over at Ka-Chew! are co-sponsoring a Rockin Animation music video contest.

For full details, ticket sales and a complete schedule of events/competitions go to the Festival website. See you there!

  • red pill junkie

    I saw Fantastic Planet when I was in college. It blew my mind away!

  • Quiet_Desperation

    Fantastic Planet CGI remake.

    Anyone? Anyone? 2D?

    Or maybe an anime version. The Oms would revolt using mecha suits as big as the Draags. Actually, that *would* be sort of cool.

    I aw the original in the theater when I was just a kid. I was utterly enthralled, and it’s probably the film that initially reoriented my immature POV about animation from seeing it as mere entertainment to seeing it as an artform.

    According to Amazon, there’s a new DVD release schedule for October with al sorts of extras! Gimme!

  • Sean Lennon* is the name attraction at an animation festival.

    *schedule permitting